Success Stories

Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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Online Product Catalog Boosts Exports for Minnesota Supplier

by Food Export | Jul 11, 2016
Food Export’s Online Product Catalog is a web-based catalog for registered suppliers to promote their products to international buyers from around the world. When a Food Export registered supplier features their products in this virtual directory, buyers are easily able to locate them and suppliers are able to make a buyer connection right from their desk.

In 2015, J & J Corp dba Soyko International Inc., Circle C Seeds of Gary, Minnesota was contacted by a buyer from Japan looking for soybeans. This connection was able to result in a sale of $50,000 of products with projected sales of $150,000 over the next twelve months for this Minnesota soybean supplier.

J & J Corp dba Soyko International Inc. began processing and marketing its own seed in 1986. They specialize in the organic industry and international marketing, serving the best quality grain products to the world.


Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.

Story written March 2016 - J & J Corp dba Soyko International, Circle C Seeds is located in the 7th Congressional District in Minnesota

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